Investigations into Attorney Actions on the Rise

Investigations into Attorney Actions on the Rise

We regularly advise clients on the benefits of having a Lasting Power of Attorney and always invite the attorneys to come along to the meeting to speak to us or to approach us by telephone before signing the document. Figures from the Office of the Public Guardian...
Single Women make up a third of the Equity Release Market

Single Women make up a third of the Equity Release Market

Married couples still take up 42% of the Equity Release market, but this year has shown a sharp increase in the number of single women over the age of 55 choosing to release Equity from their homes. Figures released show that single women are now 35% of the Equity...
Equity Release Q1 Figures

Equity Release Q1 Figures

After its exponential increase in popularity throughout 2017, Equity Release shows no signs of slowing down in 2018. Over a quarter of all pensioners are now pursuing Equity release; Q1 has shown that 26% of over 55s are choosing Equity Release up from 22% previously....
Supreme Court Ruling on Contractual Notice Periods

Supreme Court Ruling on Contractual Notice Periods

In Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood [2018] the Supreme Court has held by a majority that, in cases of dismissal on notice by post, and where there is no contractual provision governing when notice takes effect, the contractual notice only...
First UK Employer faces Pension Fine

First UK Employer faces Pension Fine

Auto-enrolment is a government pension scheme which, unless employees have already signed up for a workplace pension, automatically diverts a portion of an employee’s monthly salary into a pension pot. The employer and the government also make a contribution each...
Lasting Power of Attorney Court Fee Refund

Lasting Power of Attorney Court Fee Refund

If you applied for a Lasting or Enduring Power of Attorney between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2017 you may be entitled to a partial refund of the application fee.   This is because between 2013 and 2017, the operating costs of the Office of the Public Guardian...